Original woodblock print, Triptych - Utagawa Toyonobu (1856-1889) - "Shizugadake daigassen no zu" 賎ヶ嶽大合戦之図 (The Great Battle of Shizugadake) - 1883
Toyonobu Utagawa (1859-1896) was one of the last heirs of the Utagawa School tradition. One of his most important series is Shinsen Taikõki, a history of warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi from farmer to ruler of Japan, along with various stories about his vassals.
Triptych with the seven famous warriors in the Battle of Shizugadake in 1583 when Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeated Sakuma Morimasa. In this famous incident, seven of Hideyoshi's bravest samurai used spears to attack the enemy, notably the great Kato Kiyomasa. They are shown here on a steep hilltop before the battle, watching the hostile forces below. A warrior blows a shell to signal the attack at the right, while another sits on a horse gazing over the edge of the abyss. The brave men are calm and determined as they prepare for battle, dressed in wonderfully detailed armour, with their sashimono or personal stands flying above their backs.
Triptych consisting of 3 loose sheets.
Good condition - no restorations or damage.
Dimensions: 34.8 x 69.7 cm.
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- Original woodblock print, 三联
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Utagawa Toyonobu (1856-1889)
- Title of artwork
- "Shizugadake daigassen no zu" 賎ヶ嶽大合戦之図 (The Great Battle of Shizugadake)
- Good condition, see description
- 35×71×0 cm